Before drilling down into WHY, it’s important to consider WHAT
Testing for vulnerabilities in IT assets like software, networks, and hardware is part of the process of performing security audits (weaknesses).
We use the CIA triad, which is built on three key pillars, to help us analyse the risk associated with an IT asset:
When we talk about confidentiality, we mean restricting who has access to and can disclose information, as well as prohibiting anyone else from doing so.
The term “information integrity” refers to the process of preventing unauthorized parties from making changes to data that they are not authorized to see.
People who are intended to have access to information must have it readily available when they need it.
If suitable security measures and best practices are not applied, any IT asset might be compromised.
It is the primary goal of security testing to discover potential threats and assess their severity. In this way, threats can be detected quickly and without disrupting the system’s operation.
In addition, security testing guards against exploits.
Everything these days is done online, from getting a driver’s license to paying your taxes. Because of this, websites are a potential target for attackers who target system vulnerabilities (weaknesses).
This raises the issue, however: Is website hacking just motivated by this?
Every day, between 30,000 and 50,000 sites are targeted by hackers. Increasingly, website security is becoming more and more critical as the numbers continue to rise daily.
As a result, there must be other factors at play, and we’ll go through three of them now.
A company’s online identity is provided by the intellectual property (IP) that it owns, namely its website. Intellectual property breaches can hurt a company’s brand, resulting in financial losses as well as user dissatisfaction and possibly fines and litigation.
It is common practice for websites to handle sensitive data, including personal identification numbers, account passwords, and medical records, in various ways.
Due to the ease with which they may be sold and the large profits that can be made, such data and personal information are in high demand on dark markets (a website where hackers exchange sensitive information for cryptocurrencies).
To reduce the risk of a data breach, any website that gathers, stores, or transmits sensitive information should put itself through a security test.
Several additional websites are used by cybercriminals to transmit malware and viruses to unsuspecting users without collecting any personal or account information.
Using the compromised website as a springboard, hackers go on the offensive against other companies and internet users alike. When hackers put mining tools on your website, they can use your website’s resources to make money. If a website has been compromised, an attacker could use it to conduct attacks on other websites.
Web application security must be implemented as a result of all of these factors.
When it comes to Web Application Security, how can VaporVM help you?
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Keeping your private information protected is essential in today’s competitive business environment. For cutting-edge penetration testing, we’ve embraced the attitude of an ethical hacker. All of your online applications’ technical problems and vulnerabilities are analysed using SQL injection tests, web defacing, CSS Injection, and Remote Code Execution.
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